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Cooking Up Ideas

What makes a great kitchen? As someone who’s looking to install a new one, I’m learning that it really depends who you ask. My elderly aunt, for example, values ease of access – no hard-to-reach cupboards or finicky arrangements of appliances. My brother-in-law is all about natural light and open workspaces, while my colleague Gary …

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Square By Design

I’m a pretty straight up-and-down person – what you might call a ‘conservative type’ or even a ‘square’. I’m happy to wear those labels, although I don’t really identify with them or the socio-political baggage that they come with. It’s not like I’m actively standing in the way of change or progress. It’s more that …

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It’s Me, Guy!

Role play…gosh. Tuesday is always role play day at our Human Classes. I used to hate them greatly, but I’ve learned to enjoy them as my skills of infiltration have become greater. “Hello, my fellows! What’s up, guys? It’s me, Guy Manny, your human friend and ally in the daily things. Did anyone see the …

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The Lightning Master

Obviously, I’m the one in control of the lightning, but I feel like I should tone it down. Back in my native realm, it was a neat little party trick in times of peace and a terrifying tool when we were under attack by the trolls, or the spider-folk, or sometimes the gnomes if too …

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Virtual Stress Management

You know…I don’t think there’s any stress management within Over-Botch itself. I’m talking about the regular game here, and not the league. They’re pretty strict about people setting themselves up with anything to do with mental health, since you’re dealing with real people in that profession and not, like…a car. The only job that’s been …

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Too Many THINGS!

The truly aggravating thing about learning to be a human is the amount of subtle intricacies. Just a load of tiny little things, too many to count, things you can only learn if you happen to have grown up here. Then you mix in different cultures and suddenly it just becomes totally impossible. Why do …

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More Work, Really?

The latest in the Chronicles of Sandrine: after-work seminars. She came in today all flouncy and bouncy, stating that she’d “solved the problem of why morale is so low around here!” Then we were all called together for a special, emergency meeting where she took the entirety of lunch just to tell us that she …

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The Australian Empire?

Icy cool air con. Sounds good right? Let me tell you, air con is the reason for the decline of…hang on, just let me check which ancient civilisation was probably the hottest…okay, the Persian Empire. Definitely, because they’re right there on the equator with them being in the ancient Middle East and all. Obviously the …

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Assemble That Chamber

Things are definitely heating up as we reach the grand finale of The Great Australian Trade-Off, Season 2… which I guess is why they decided to grind things to a halt with a one-off Christmas special. All the big shows get Christmas specials, so I guess it’s a sign of health. That’s something to breathe …

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Just Be Inspiring…

I’m not really a public speaker in any sense of the word, but fortunately, in this world of technology, I do not have to be. In the last meeting of the Aluminium Appreciation Society, I was made Aluminium Appreciator of the Month, and my reward was a shiny trophy (made from aluminium) and also the …

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